We are seeing it more nowadays where a sport has an official betting partner. In the case of the UFC that happens to be Stake.com, a site that benefits from gamblers losing each Saturday evening. Most recently, Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou has been embraced as the latest brand ambassador of Stake.com.
Similarities Between the Two Parties
Ngannou isn’t the first fighter for Stake to have a relationship with as they previously connected with Middleweight Champion Israel Adesanya. Although he brings tons of action to Stake the company is hungry for more success and that’s what they hope to accomplish with building a partnership with Ngannou.
Both Francis Ngannou and Stake have been successful on their own. Put them together and it should make for an elite duo.
The Heavyweight Champion puts on a rare display of strength, speed, stamina, and fight awareness each time he steps in the octagon. Establishing a remarkable 100% finish rate, he is widely regarded as the top Heavyweight in the world.
Similar to Ngannou, Stake has recently risen in the gambling world and perhaps become a champion in their own right. The company continues to progress into the world’s leading crypto casino and sportsbook processing bets on a daily basis.
Ngannou’s Interest in Cryptocurrency
A couple weeks prior to Ngannou’s victory over Stipe Miocic, he became the first UFC athlete to launch his own NFT, ultimately collecting half a million dollars. Athletes, especially international athletes, are becoming aware of the benefits investing in cryptocurrency can lead to.
As a result of the partnership, Ngannou will be able to receive a part of the endorsement in cryptocurrency, benefiting him significantly. Excited to be a part of something so new Ngannou said, “I am very excited about the partnership with Stake.com Since my NFT drop in March, I have been completely obsessed with the crypto space and I’m extremely excited to be partnering up with the largest (and best) crypto betting platform in the world.”
A relationship consisting of the world’s largest online crypto casino and sportsbook and the UFC Heavyweight Champion Francis Ngannou makes for a team to be reckoned with.
One thing for certain is that this will not be the last fighter that Stake seeks out a partnership with. It’s worked for them with Adesanya and I only anticipate good things to result out of their partnership with Ngannou.